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OCTOBER 31, 2014

How boring is boring cricket?

Having graced the airwaves for more than four decades, he is a broadcasting institution on par with Benaud, despite not having played at senior level
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OCTOBER 17, 2014

Jim Maxwell: Radio commentary's tireless doyen

Having graced the airwaves for more than four decades, he is a broadcasting institution on par with Benaud, despite not having played at senior level
OCTOBER 02, 2014

Cricket shirts: gotta love 'em

Cricket nerds love team shirts, especially ones from their childhood
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Johnson v McLaren: a tale of two blows

The South African allrounder had the misfortune of being in the line of fire twice this year
SEPTEMBER 05, 2014

The unquestioning loyalty of the sports nut

True sports fans are like Harley-Davidson loyalists. Poor marketing and tacky innovations will never turn them away from the game they love
AUGUST 23, 2014

The Phillip Hughes debate never ends

He makes buckets of runs but cannot hold his place in the Test side. What needs to work for him going forward?
AUGUST 08, 2014

Remembering Paul Melville

The dashing Victoria batsman was set to be a star for Australia when his life was tragically cut short at 21
JULY 05, 2014

Commentary boxes need succession plans too

Channel Nine should work to maintain the standards that its best broadcasters - Benaud and Chappell - have set, rather than encourage a frat-house environment
JUNE 20, 2014

A Derbyshire fan in Melbourne

How books, magazines and live scorecard updates allowed an Australian teenager to keep track of county cricket in the 1990s
JUNE 07, 2014

The other rebels

Not many remember the International Wanderers teams who visited apartheid South Africa to play cricket
MAY 22, 2014

The slap we knew would come

The news of widespread fixing in T20 cricket feels like a slap in the face even for those of us who had secretly thought that such days were in the offing
MAY 09, 2014

Australia's wicketkeeper dilemma

Who's to fill Haddin's shoes when the time comes? There's no easy answer
APRIL 25, 2014

The high-wire act of modern coaching

While the media and fans are quick to blame the coach when everything is going wrong, there is little or no credit attributed to him when success does come
APRIL 11, 2014

Mimicking our heroes

Batting stance, bowling run-up, shuffling, adjusting equipment - there's something about cricketers' idiosyncrasies that makes us want to copy them
MARCH 28, 2014

Missing Pakistan

How has the team fallen off the sporting map so dramatically in a cricket-literate country like Australia?
MARCH 14, 2014

Thinking pink

The jury's still out on the pros and cons of lighter-coloured balls and how they may or may not work in day-night Test cricket
FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Warne v Cullinan revisited

Mind games were as much a part of Warne's armoury as the flipper in the mid-1990s, and his battle with one South African batsman captured the imagination
FEBRUARY 12, 2014

The comfort Haddin brings

A year ago if he had announced his retirement, it would have raised few eyebrows; had he done so after the latest Ashes, it would have been wrenching
JANUARY 30, 2014

In praise of Margaret Hughes

The first woman to write to a high standard on the game was treated a bit like a circus freak when she appeared on the scene
JANUARY 16, 2014

How does one measure T20 proficiency?

The traditional data range of cricket statistics is far too narrow and its focus sometimes irrelevant to the requirements of the shortest format
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